iti fitter course details

ITI Trade in Fitter

What is fitter trade?

Fitter is one of the popular Engineering trade in Industrial Training Institute (ITI). The main work of fitter is to assemble all the manufactured parts for a machinery product. The machinery products vary from a small factory motor to the big heavy vehicle or industrial equipment. The course duration of the trade-in fitter is of 2-years with a minimum qualification of 10th pass, i.e. any student who wants to build a career as a fitter through ITI course must have to complete at least 10th standard as primary education.

The practical skills are imparted in a simple to the complex manner and simultaneously theory subject is taught in the same fashion to apply cognitive knowledge while executing a task.

Types of Fitter

The fitter can be categorized into four types based on the work or nature of work it involves
  • Mechanical Fitter - Mechanical Fitter work in manufacturing industries where there is a need for fitting machinery equipment or tools.
  • Marine Fitter - Marine Fitter work in harbours, ports, ships, and all marine-based workplaces.
  • Boiler Fitter - Boiler Fitter work involves fitting and maintenance of valves in the chemical and gas industries.
  • Electrical Fitter - Electrical Fitter deals with the fitting of electrical pipes and joints while wiring for residential and commercial buildings.

Fitter Course Duration & Eligibility Criteria

The course duration for trade-in fitter is of 2-years, which comprises of 4 semesters of 6-month duration each. 

Minimum eligibility criteria for ITI Fitter Trade is a metric pass.

Fitter Course Syllabus & Subjects

The syllabus for ITI Fitter Trade comprises mainly Domain area and Core area as subjects. The Domain area (Practical & Trade theory) impart professional skills and knowledge, while Core area (Workshop Calculation Science, Engineering Drawing and Employability Skills) imparts requisite core skills, knowledge and life skill. After passing out of training program, the trainee is awarded a certificate of National Trade Certificate (NTC) by Director General of Training (DGT) which is recognized all over the world. 

Five subjects for ITI Fitter Trade:-
  1. Employability Skill 
  2. Engineering Drawing
  3. Practical
  4. Trade Theory
  5. Workshop Calculation and Science
The Internal Assessment will be conducted during the training period according to Formative Assessment method and marks are collected for every trainee which will be used while allowing National Trade Certificate (NTC) conducted by DGT.

Which course is best after ITI Fitter Trade?

  1. One can appear 10+2 exam through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for acquiring higher secondary education certificate and can further go for Technical Education.
  2. One can take lateral entry to diploma courses in Mechanical Stream after ITI fitter course.
  3. Also one can apply for All India Trade Test conducted by Director General of Training under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship after which candidate will be certified with National Trade Certificate (NTC) which is treated equivalent to Diploma in Engineering.
  4. One can also pursue Advance (Vocational) Diploma course under Director-General of Training (DGT) in Automotive Technology or Welding Technology.

ITI Fitter Career Opportunity and Salary

  1. After completing a trade course in ITI Fitter one can join the industry as an entry-level Technician further with skill and experience one can progress further as Senior Technician, Supervisor and even can rise up to Manager level.
  2. The apprenticeship of 1 year in industries or government factories can give an additional weightage to your portfolio.
  3. Many government organization recruit ITI pass candidates as group-c or a group-d employee according to the nature of work. The main advantage of government jobs is job security, special perks given by the government. Some of the government sector or PSU's which recruit ITI Fitter Trade are:-
  • Indian Railways - It is one of the largest recruiters of ITI Technicians in India. Recruitment for group-c junior engineers and depot material superintendents is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).
  • BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited)
  • ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
  • HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)
  • BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)
  • NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited)
  • HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited)
  • DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization
  4. Self Employment:- Starting own business after fitter trade in ITI is also one of the best options for employment. This will give greater exposure to one's creativity and skill level as the growth completely depends upon ones ability to manage and build a career with the skills learnt during the training. It will great if you opt business after an experience of 3 to 4 years in Industry as this will give an extra capability to overcome initial hurdles.